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:: UK Based Artist Touring Worldwide Since 2004 :: 

DJ Selector / Singer /  Percussionist / Producer / Lover of Dinosaurs & Good Coffee


This story begins the year 2003, in the city of Southampton, UK. After unknowingly saying "yes" to perform at an 'open record decks' event in Southampton at the age of 19, Tom 'Uplifter' Earwaker brought along some percussion, a small box of Reggae, Dub & Ska LP's and a pair of Walkman headphones read more...

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The Uplifter at Mettricks (Guildhall)

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Southampton Cultural Quarter, 1 Guildhall Place, Southampton

// Free Show / All Ages Show \ Tom doesn't drink or smoke... But he does drink a ton of coffee! It makes sense to do a show as close as possible to the coffee machine and crew that make the best coffee in Southampton!

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The Uplifter Blog : October 2016 - Back to the Post Office


Since posting this video up on The Uplifter Facebook page last week, orders of the last 40 copies of The Uplifter 12" vinyl started to pop up in my email inbox quicker that I could ever have imagined. At the rate it's going this release might just sell-out! Selling out vinyl for some artists might be a regular occurrence but for me this is a first...

A promotional video like this combined with it being light hearted and a lot of fun to make seemed to have done the trick with regards to shifting the last few…Read more
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The Uplifter Blog : September 2016 - The Uplifter music now available on all formats including Cassette Tape!



The Uplifter music is now available as a digital download...

Since releasing The Uplifter 12" vinyl in 2013 I decided to finally dive into the realm of online digital downloads... It only took 3 years! The tunes are now available on iTunes, Amazon as well as The Uplifter website shop. Now that the vinyl is close to having sold out it seems like a good time to get the tune up online. I'm a huge fan of physical artefacts... I love all media from tape cassettes to CDs to vinyl and VHS - In fact I was watching…Read more
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The Uplifter Blog : August 2016 - Fishing, Music & Food in Ireland


Fishing, Music & Food...

For as long as I can remember August has always meant one very important thing for all of my family and I... Our annual trip to visit my grandmother in Ireland.


Ireland has always been an extremely significant place for my family and I, particularly amongst those of us who are creative - which is pretty much everyone on my Mother's side. Musicians, painters, photographers... Most of my family are doomed/blessed with knowing only how to make a living through the creative arts. Ireland…Read more
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The Uplifter Blog : July 2016 - Cups of tea and punk rock...


As a teenager I was really into the US and UK 90's Punk Rock/Ska scene - Bands like NOFX, No Use For A Name, Rancid, Pennywise were all firm favourites but one band that for some reason shone highly above the rest were Snuff. My friends and I saw Snuff at countless shows at venues like the Garage in Islington, London Astoria (Tottenham Court Road), ULU (now University College London)... the list goes on. 

There were two things that I connected with as a teenager listening to bands like Snuff: 

1. They didn't…Read more
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The Uplifter Blog : May 2016 - Cats, pasta and photo shoots...


Not too long ago, my buddy Rob Luckins came over and we spent the day running around Southampton on a photos shoot... No plan, just see what happens. We got some really cool shots which I'll slowly release over time. You should check out Rob's excellent website and Facebook page, oh and he has a Tumblr blog page too! I can't exactly remember how I met Rob but we've known each other for a long time, and in that time he's taken some really nice photos with all sorts of cameras. He's got a brilliant set of…Read more
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The Uplifter Blog : April 2016 - A well needed dance and a skate...

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It's been perhaps 10 months or so since I've attended a proper sound system session. Friday's and Saturday's are normally booked for shows but last weekend we had a gig booking only on the Friday for a change, which can only mean one thing - Time to track down a sound system to attend as a punter rather than performer!

Who should be running a session that night... None other than a firm favourite of mine, Jah Shaka! This was a no-brainer, so off I set from Southampton to Tottenham, London… Read more
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The Uplifter Blog : March 2016 - New album in the making... Podcast



The Uplifter forthcoming album is shaping up nicely... My cousin Steve Wright (from Feelgood Culture) and I have been laying down track ideas, and for the first time in a while I have picked up a pen and notepad and started writing. This album feels quite different from the previous Uplifter 12" vinyl release. It feels more of a 'back to the roots' of where The Uplifter came from... and I'm excited about it. 

The previous (vinyl) release was created specifically with sound system culture in mind whereas the…Read more